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Update: NIH Prior Approval Policy on Fixed-Price Subawards

March 20, 2017

The FDP Subaward Subcommittee Co-Chairs shared an update on the email sent to its membership on January 26, 2017 regarding pass-through entities (PTEs) needing to obtain NIH prior approval to issue subawards at fixed amounts. Original email is accessible through here. Please contact Amanda Humphrey, at amanda_humphrey@hms.harvard.edu, if you have any

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Who is Eligible to Submit an Application Under NIH’s Continuous Submission Policy?

March 7, 2017

Appointed members of standing NIH study sections, NIH Boards of Scientific Counselors, NIH Advisory Boards or Councils, or NIH Program Advisory Committees are all eligible for continuous submission (submitting R01, R21, and R34 applications at any time in response to active funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) that have standard due dates). Reviewers who have served on at least 6 qualifying NIH study sections during an 18-month period starting January 1 of one year and ending June 30 of the following year are also eligible for continuous submission under the “recent substantial service

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How Can I Check If I Am Eligible to Submit an Application Under NIH’s Continuous Submission Policy?

March 7, 2017

NIH’s continuous submission policy provides members of review and advisory groups and reviewers with recent substantial service the benefit of submitting R01, R21, and R34 applications at any time in response to active funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) that have standard due dates. Check your eligibility to submit applications under NIH’s continuous submission policy by logging into eRA Commons, and following the instructions outlined here.

NIH recently published consolidated guidance on

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New Features in eRA Commons for Requesting No Cost Extensions, and Change of PI/PD

March 6, 2017

New features have been added to eRA Commons to allow designated institutional officials to submit requests for No Cost Extensions (NCEs), or to initiate the request for a Change of Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI). Both features can be found under the “Prior Approval” tab, which was added to eRA Commons in September 2016 to provide an electronic option to submit requests for application withdrawals.For more information on the new prior approval features, read the February 28 update: eRA Enhancements: Two

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Upcoming Training Opportunity, NSF Proposal Submission Modernization (PSM) Webinar

March 6, 2017

You are invited to participate in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Forum Webinar on March 15, 2017 from 12:00-1:30 PM EST

The purpose of the Forum is to gather individual opinions and perspectives around NSF ERA activities. The topic of the third ERA Forum will be NSF’s Proposal Submission Modernization (PSM) initiative. This Forum will

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